Five free career tools all alumni should use

Kara Renaud, Resource Coordinator & Faculty Liaison with Brock University Career Services, shares important career tools available to alumni. Connect with employers and identify postgraduate opportunities on Nov. 5, 2013Drop by the Ian D. Beddis Gym on Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Career and Postgraduate Expo, featuring approximately 100 postgraduate institutions, employers and non-profit organizations.Come to this trade-show style event and learn about full and part-time employment, postgraduate education, international opportunities, professional development and volunteer positions. The Career and Postgraduate Expo (Fall), Spring Into Summer Job Fair (Winter) and other networking events are available throughout the Fall and Winter terms. Visit CareerZone for more information.Bookmark the Career Services blogVisit the Career Services blog for information on a variety of topics, from interview tips to applying to working abroad. Blogging4jobs.com named the site to its Top 10 list of university and college career services blogs. Brock was the only Canadian university alongside institutions such as Harvard and Dartmouth. The blog has received over 35,000 hits since its inception in summer 2011.Alumni can also use resources at Career Services at any time throughout their career developmentOnline Resource Centre coming soonIs your resume structured properly? Did you struggle writing your last cover letter? Informative handouts such as resume, cover letter templates, job search tips and career resource lists will soon be accessible on CareerZone. Additionally, you can view program specific resume samples and career assessments so you are accurately representing yourself to employers.Share and grow as an alumni mentorMentorship provides a great opportunity to reconnect with Brock, develop leadership and networking skills in addition to learning new and innovative techniques from students currently studying in your field. You had to figure out life after Brock, now you can help a senior student get on the path to success as a Career Mentor.How to Write a CV workshop launchedDo you need a CV and a resumé? “How to Write a CV” is new to our lineup of online workshops. It provides helpful information on what is included in a CV, what careers require them and how a CV differs from a resumé.  Check out CareerZone for details.